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Don’t fall for Fall allergies !!

falling for Fall allergies

falling for Fall allergies

Hey Everyone !

Just finished a great bodyweight workout at the local park (took along my backpack with added weight inside to give a little challenge 😉

The refreshing breeze felt so good as I sipped some green tea brought with me in my thermos. It got me to thinking about Fall allergies and some natural ways to overcome it.

Hope you enjoy and Remember to please share your thoughts !!

five tasty foods that might help you breathe easier by quelling inflammation:

Salmon: Fatty coldwater fish like salmon are packed with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), two super-healthful omega-3 fatty acids that may reduce the risk of allergies. Trout and tuna are good sources, too. If you’re not a fan of fish, opt for nuts and seeds instead. They contain alpha-linolenic acid, another type of omega-3 fatty acid.

Grape juice: Grape juice is a good source of resveratrol, an antioxidant compound that seemed to reduce asthma inflammation in animal studies. Red wine is an even richer source of resveratrol, but keep in mind that alcohol may make nasal allergy symptoms worse for some people. Snacking on red grapes, blueberries, and peanuts is another way to get more resveratrol into your diet.

Beans: Legumes are an extra-healthful source of protein. Even better? Beans are loaded with folate. In a study, this B vitamin appeared to reduce the intensity of immune system reactions to common allergens. And using beans in place of red meat may do your allergies even more favors. Research shows that red meat may enhance inflammation, so cutting back could be good news for your symptoms.

Apples: One a day just might help keep your allergy symptoms away. How? It’s the quercetin in apples that may do the trick. Quercetin is a flavonoid thought to curb the production of histamine and help cool inflammation — two culprits that play a role in allergic responses.

Yogurt: Add the low-fat variety of this creamy dairy food to your antiallergy menu. Why? Because yogurt contains loads of probiotics — those good-for-your-gut bacteria. In a study, probiotics lowered levels of an immune substance known to fire up allergy symptoms.

Carrots: A colorful diet is a healthful diet. But some studies suggest that brightly hued orange, yellow, and red produce may help with allergies because they’re brimming with cartoneoids — compounds thought to have an allergy-quelling effect.

Mix It Up
Bottom line: Eating a variety of fresh, healthful foods will boost the antioxidants and other inflammation-quelling compounds in your diet. At the same time, consider cutting back on foods that are thought to stoke inflammation — like refined grains, red and cured meats, alcohol, and foods high in saturated fat and sugar. All of this could mean good news for your allergies. Changing your diet shouldn’t take the place of other proven allergy-control measures, like avoiding your triggers and taking your medication as prescribed. But it’s great to have the potential option of enhancing your allergy-control efforts with smart diet choices.

Here’s to not falling for Fall allergies and living Boundrylessly !!  😀

Enjoy the Fall without allergies

Enjoy the Fall without allergies

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